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Middle East and Asia

Education Development Trust has a longstanding commitment to improving education outcomes and supporting sustainable change in the Middle East and Asia. From our regional bases in Dubai and Brunei Darussalam, we support important education reform and teacher recruitment projects for government and NGO clients.

Through our inspection, education and capacity-building portfolios, we work closely with governments and development partners to strengthen education systems in countries across the Middle East, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In the last year, we achieved:

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schools supported

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school leaders developed

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education system decision-makers engaged

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learners who benefit

Our expertise

An established authority in English language teaching

We work with governments to offer transformational training and improvement programmes to build the capacity of English language teachers. Our 50 years of experience in the development of the English language teaching profession makes us an authority on best practice in this area.

Accountability and inspections

We have are a world-leading authority on school inspections and evaluations, having inspected schools around the world for almost 30 years. Our experts work with governments and agencies to raise standards through accountability. We support better education metrics and the use of data for decision-making, and develop quality assurance models specifically for local contexts.

Teacher development

We know that effective teaching starts with excellent teachers. We have been working with teachers around the world for over 50 years, developing high-impact teaching methods and effective, evidence-based teacher professional development programmes to improve learning outcomes.

Supporting bilingual education in Brunei

We lead the world’s largest, longest running and most successful English-speaking teacher scheme, recruiting high-quality educators to teach in Brunei’s schools, and supporting its Ministry of Education in delivering effective English language teaching.

Education in emergencies

We have advised and supported governments and agencies in fragile and conflict-affected states, as well as in contexts of forced displacement, for more than 20 years. We provide immediate and longer-term support, advice and technical assistance to governments and agencies, in addition to supporting practitioners and contributing to the global evidence base on education in emergencies.

Expert rapid response consultancy

Our world-class education consultants work alongside local, regional and national governments, providing technical expertise and targeted support on education improvement. We offer tailored advice, technical assistance, and delivery and project management support to school systems worldwide, working with a broad range of government and NGO partners.


We deliver transformational education reform programmes which produce sustainable, system-wide change at local, regional and national levels.

Our partners

Building educational improvement together

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